Truly resolving a behaviour problem may involve deconstructing months or years of habits and routines before we begin to see the result we want. Quick fixes don’t usually work, and another problem might pop op to replace the old one.
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to donate time and services to those dogs and families less fortunate, but first you need to be in a position to afford to do that. You’re of no service to dogs and their families if you end up needing to quit training in order to generate income doing something else.
Published research studies are often complicated and difficult to decipher for the average person. I usually turn to trusted sources to break studies down for me and help me grasp the relevant info and take-away. Here are my favourite bloggers who do a fabulous job at helping readers understand science-y stuff.
How to influence people: You can spark interest and enthusiasm, or be a judgmental wet blanket. Which will you choose?
The dog training industry is rife with social pressure to take sides, to ridicule, and to criticize. We’re a strange bunch who like to spot flaws in training videos and feel compelled to point them out publicly. (What the hell is wrong with us?) By encouraging open discussion, we can spark enthusiasm and trust.